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Current smokers’ perception of cigarette graphic health warnings and smoking habits: a cross sectional study from Nepal

Shiva Raj Mishra, Parash Mani Bhandari, Sujan Babu Marahatta, Hari Krishan Singh Rana, Pawan Acharya, Vishnu Khanal

Health Prospect | Nepal Journals Online (JOL) | Published : 2016

Abstract

Background: Nepal introduced Tobacco Products (Control and Regulatory) Act in 2011. This act has mandatory provision of enlarged graphical health warning in Nepali language on at least 75% area on the package of all the tobacco products. This study examined the perception of cigarette graphic health warnings and smoking habits among current smokers.Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study conducted in Butwal sub-metropolitan city in Rupandehi district of Nepal. Among 19 wards of the sub-metropolitan city, four wards were selected randomly by computer-generated codes. Enumerators purposively selected 10 shops from each ward, then recruited every third cigarette buyer from each shop to mak..

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